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FRF has united retailers and served as The Voice of Florida Retailing for 75 years. There is no other state business association more experienced or qualified to represent Florida's retail industry because no other group has retailers as its priority.

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OSHA Hazard Communications

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register. This online course fulfills the OSHA requirements.

 

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Fall Meeting

Registration is open for the FRF 2014 Fall Meeting! Great speakers, informative meetings, many networking opportunities and much more!

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Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) Law Enforcement Officer of the Year awards program. We are pleased to continue this tradition! Thank you for all of the wonderful nominations! We are please to announce our winner...

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Retailer of the Year Award

From providing jobs to philanthropic support, retailers are vital to the communities they serve. Begun in 1999, the annual Retailer of the Year Award pays tribute to an outstanding retailer who demonstrates sound business practices and commitment to his or her employees, customers and communities. Thank you for your nominations!

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2014 Legislative Wrap-Up


Sine die! The 2014 Legislative Session has come to a close. We've summarized the issues and outcomes important to retailers in the 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up.

2014 Wrap-Up

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2014 State of Florida Retailing Report

This report is dedicated to the many leaders who have helped create and shape the Florida Retail Federation, and to those who are steering its future.

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Main Street Fairness

The Florida Alliance for Main Street Fairness believes in standing up for businesses, consumers and taxpayers by closing the Internet Sales Tax Loophole. We’re a coalition of business and civic leaders. Our job is to educate private citizens, small businesses and elected officials about the costs and consequences of a massive sales tax loophole that’s allowing out-of-state internet giants to prey on Florida’s Main Street merchants.
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Share a Little Sunshine

Florida’s tourism body, Visit Florida, has launched a new campaign to attract more visitors to Florida. Titled ‘Share a little sunshine’, the campaign encourages residents to share photographs, invitations and recommendations with friends and family in order for them to visit on holiday.

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Florida Jobs Info

Florida retailers added 55,000 jobs from December 2012 to December 2013, an annual growth rate of 5.5 percent, according to the January release of employment numbers from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). In all, retail trade accounted for nearly a third of the 192,900 jobs created in Florida in 2013, and topped the statewide job growth rate of 2.6 percent.

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Online Education Courses

OSHA
Pharmacy
Beauty Industry

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Sales Tax Holiday

Energy Star and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday
Sept 19 - 21
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2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Congratulations to this
year's winner!
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imageTARPON SPRINGS – Sheri Wilken, owner of the Mad Hatter General Store, has been named a 2014 Outstanding Retail Leader by the Florida Retail Federation, the statewide association representing the retail industry in Florida. FRF Regional Membership Director Crystal Laake presented Wilken with her award at Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce meeting today at Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grille in Tarpon Springs.

“The Florida Retail Federation is very proud to recognize Sheri for her success, and for her dedication to the Tarpon Springs business community,” said Laake. “This award recognizes her as one of the best retailers in Florida, and an example of how to create and grow a successful small business.”

Read more: Tarpon Springs retailer honored as one of the best in Florida

imageWe have an exciting meeting coming up featuring a spectrum of important issues ongoing in your stores. We will meet on Wednesday, October 15th from 9:00-11:30 a.m. in conjunction with the Florida Retail Federation Fall Meeting at Saddlebrook Resort, and we look forward to seeing you there. A link to the Grocery Council Meeting Agenda is here for your convenience and review.

Read more: Grocery Council Update - 9/15

imageTALLAHASSEE – The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) today announced it is endorsing Daniel Diaz Levya for election to the Florida House of Representatives. FRF issues its endorsements based on candidate interviews and a review of their positions on issues of importance to Florida retailers and the state business climate.

A Republican, Diaz Levya is running in House District 112, which includes parts of Miami and Coral Gables. FRF based its endorsement on Diaz Levya’s leadership qualities and ability to foster a healthy local economy for all families in south Florida.

Read more: FRF endorses Daniel Diaz Leyva for Florida House

imageMiami-Dade Police Officer Named Retail Officer of the Year

Police Officer Miguel L. Garcia of the Miami-Dade Police Department has been selected as the 2014 Florida Retail Federation Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (LEOY). Sgt. Garcia will receive $3,000 and an attractive custom-crafted medallion and plaque when he is honored at FRF's annual awards banquet on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa. His name will be added to a plaque that lists each LEOY recipient since the program’s inception in 1974.

Selected as the Runner-Up was Detective George Moffett of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, who will also be honored on October 15.

Read more: Florida Law Officer Wins State Honors

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Represents all sectors of the cosmetology industry, including schools, salons, manufacturers and distributors.

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Represents Florida's grocery industry and keeps its members aware of legislative and regulatory issues and events affecting their industry.

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Represents and protects Florida's retail pharmacy industry.

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Members of the Retail Beverage Council include major national retailers along with many independent retailers of all sizes.

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The Florida Retail Federation Sustainability Council is comprised of Florida retailers that have identified environmental and sustainability issues as an important factor in the operation of their companies.

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Represents members whose target market is primarily out-of-state tourism and in-state vacationers.

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Works with the Retail Centers at both Florida State University and the University of Florida to ensure curricula properly prepares students for professional careers in the retail industry and reviews additional professional education and development programs.

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Energy Star & WaterSense
Sales Tax Holiday

Sept 19 - 21
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Fall Meeting
October 14 - 16
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Florida Retail Foundation

Committed to enhancing and supporting Florida’s retailing industry. read more

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Chairman's Circle

is comprised of suppliers, distributors, technology solutions providers, information resources. read more

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AmericasMart

FRF members have special access to Atlanta's AmericasMart.®
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